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Forum topic by Druid posted 12-05-2011 05:58 PM 1573 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Druid

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12-05-2011 05:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: decorations yule christmas arts and crafts rustic traditional

Last night, we put up our Yule Tree, and as we decorated it with many of the hand made wooden items that we have collected over the years, I thought that a few photos might provide some ideas for tiny projects that some of you would be interested in.
These decorations are all hand made, but sold commercially by Käthe Wohlfahrt’s stores in Germany, so I would recommend that these photos be used only to generate ideas of your own.

Yes, that’s a walnut shell.


Looks like some of the work that Chris Lubkemann does.

If you want to have a look at more of these traditional decorations, go to . . . http://www.wohlfahrt.com/index.php?article_id=1&clang=1

Happy holidays.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada


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ed220

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 06:04 PM

Cool idea.. gonna make some too. Thanks for posting. Merry Xmas.

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 06:14 PM

my kids (now grown) have always enjoyed looking at each of their collected ornaments from previous years – handmade items are full of love and memories!
Nice. (love the walnut shell idea)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 06:35 PM

Hi John,
Glad to see you are well. These kind of ornaments are very widespread at least in the Germany/Switzerland/East-of-France region.
I remember making the very same ornament with a walnut when I was a child (probably still have it somewhere)

Cheers,

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 10:46 PM

Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your yule-time festivities. Nice post.
Its that time of the year
best wishes

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#5 posted 12-06-2011 12:39 PM

These are all wonderful! I remember having this type of ornament too. It would be nice to have a pattern to make them ourselves. You got me thinking . . . :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Druid

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#6 posted 12-11-2011 11:00 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments. I expect to add a couple more photos soon.

Happy Yule.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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